Again this week I want to spend as little as possible on groceries to go along with my no spend January. So it is another frugal meal plan!
We mostly stuck to last week’s meal plan, although ended up eating spaghetti Bolognese two nights in a row as I made quite a lot. There are two portions in the freezer too, as well as some of the spicy parsnip soup that I made. The cheese mountain is still in the fridge, so I will be incorporating cheese into our meals as well.
Frugal meal plan, 12th January
Kipper kedgeree with hard boiled eggs. I often make this. It is super cheap as kippers cost so little compared to smoked haddock, for example. Still lots of healthy fish oils, too. Grated carrot salad and avocado on the side.
Nut cutlet or pork chop with roast potatoes, broccoli, Yorkshire puddings and home made gravy.
Apple crumble with windfalls given by a neighbour with natural Greek yogurt or custard. I was recently delighted to find that, despite being lactose intolerant, I can cope with proper stained Greek yogurt, which I love. Apparently, when it is strained it loses a lot of the lactose.
Macaroni multi-cheese (i.e. mac cheese made with various hard cheeses from the fridge) with more carrot salad and avocado.
Chick pea curry with rice and poppadoms. Might do a chicken curry to go alongside this for the carnivores.
We are having a little party to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday! The plan is to make afternoon tea, with sandwiches, sausage rolls, a giant pig in blanket that I bought at Christmas but never used and an assortment of crisps. This will be followed by birthday cake (which I will make) and some shop bought cream cakes. We also have lots of Prosecco left from Christmas. I can’t drink it because of my painkillers, but I expect the others will have a glass or two.
I don’t think we will want a big dinner after that little lot, so will just do some baked potatoes with cheese and salad for tea.
Salmon fillet with home made air fryer sweet potato chips and peas/broccoli.
Fish in breadcrumbs from the freezer, with home made air fryer chips and frozen peas.
So this is my frugal meal plan. What are you eating this week?
This week I am linking up with Katy Kicker. If you want more ideas on meal planning and saving money, take a look at her blog.